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Thanx! I have a 2008 nightrod special. I recently replaced the battery.I now smell fuel and notice wetness along my motor casing.I am assuming it is running from the carb area.Is it possible I overlooked something when re-installing the airbox? I tried to pay close attention to the re-installation of the box tubes underneath and inside the box.

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Please confirm for Carb or Injected ???As I cannot help without more info :-)

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